A Chilean Chardonnay is a Surprisingly Good Match with Marinated Salmon

We had Marinated Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Honey from the BBC Food website.  For the purposes of wine matching, at first we thought the marinade would only play a small part.  We find that unless it is served with a cream-based sauce, it is quite challenging to find a good wine match for salmon.  We happened to have a bottle of Don Cayetano Chardonnay 2009 in the fridge that our daughter had brought round a few days previously.  A Sunday Times Wine Club Chilean white that we have had on a few occasions and we have usually enjoyed it.  It is unoaked, crisp with citrus, melon and peach flavours.  At first we were not sure, but after a couple of sips we found it worked well.  The citrussy, tangy flavours from the marinade did enough to make the dish a surprisingly good pairing with the wine.

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